Sarika Thakur, better known as Sarika, is an Indian actress. Early life: Sarika Thakur was born in New Delhi, India to family of Marathi and Rajput descent. Career: Sarika started her film career as a child actor, Master Sooraj, playing the role of a boy during the 1960s in Bollywood. Her most notable and popular appearance as a child artist was in the 1967 musical superhit Hamraaz where she was seen as the daughter of Vimi named baby/saarika. She appeared in many children's movies as well as B grade movies. Later She moved to better films with Rajshri Productions Geet Gaata Chal with Sachin, with whom she starred in many Hindi and Marathi films and is known to have had a brief affair as well. After their breakup, she got involved with actor and model Deepak Parashar, before she came into contact with Kamal Hassan, whom she worked with in Karishma. In her acting career, she was often cast as a "westernized girl" in films from 1980's. She gave up her career after her marriage to Kamal Hassan and moved to Chennai with him during the peak of her career. After separation, she has now made a comeback in Hindi films. She played Ipsita Ray Chakraverti in the film Sacred Evil - A True Story which failed at the box office. In year 2000, she won the National Film Award for Best Costume Design for the film Hey Ram, her performance in Parzania in which she plays the role of a Zoroastrian woman who loses her child during the 2002 riots of India, fetched her the National Film Award for Best Actress. She has starred as Sheetal Thadani in the movie Bheja Fry (2006). She also had a small but important role in Manorama Six Feet Under. Her latest movie is Shoebite which has been delayed for production where she stars opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Filmography: Club 60 (2013) .... Dr. Sayra, David (2013).... Item Song , Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) .... Dr. Khan, Shoebite (2012) .... Aditi, Society (2010), Kaccha Limbu ( Marathi)(2009), Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors (2008) .... Hari Puttar's Mother, Y.M.I. Yeh Mera India (2008) .... Sushma Talreja, Tahaan (2008) (uncredited) .... Tahaan's Mother, Manorama Six Feet Under (2007) .... Manorama, Bheja Fry (2007) .... Sheetal R. Thadani, Baabul (2006) .... Pushpa Kapoor, Sacred Evil (2006) .... Ipsita, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow (2005) .... Ira Haksar, Parzania (2005) .... Shehnaz, American Daylight (2004) .... Dolly, Raghu Romeo (2003) .... Party guest, Punnagai Poove (2003), Aakhri Sanghursh (1997) .... Seeta, Santosh (1989) .... Munni/Sarika, Ajeeb Itefaq (1989) .... Aparna/Arpana, Kharidar (1988), Swati (1986) .... Dancer/Singer, Shart (1986) .... Ruhi, Dilwaala (1986) .... Sapna, Qatl (1986) .... Rohini, Mangal Dada (1986), Zinda Laash (1986), Ek Daku Saher Mein (1985) .... Ranjana, Ram Tere Kitne Nam (1985) (uncredited) .... Lily (scene from "Devta"), Ek Bhool (1985) (TV), Karishmaa (1984) .... Neeta, Gangvaa (1984), Ram Tera Desh (1984) .... Lily D'Souza, Aasmaan (1984), Akalmand (1984) .... Advocate Shobha, "Raaj Tilak (1984) .... Gypsy, Bade Dil Wala (1983) .... Juhi Sinha/Juhi V. Gupta, Nastik (1983) (as Baby Sarika) .... Mala, Bagga Daku (1983), Razia Sultan (1983), Vidhaata (1982) .... Neelima, Badle Ki Aag (1982) .... Asha, Meharbaani (1982), Teesri Aankh (1982) .... Rekha, Yeh Vaada Raha (1982) .... Rita Saxena, Shriman Shrimati (1982) .... Aruna Gupta, Satte Pe Satta (1982) .... Sheela, Daulat (1982) .... Sushma, Dil Hi Dil Mein (1982) .... Gulabo/Rani, Sannata (1981), Dahshat (1981) .... Kiran, Kranti (1981) .... Sheetal, Nai Imarat (1981), Plot No. 5 (1981), Sharada (1981) .... Anita Kohli, Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980) .... Asha, Nazrana Pyar Ka (1980) .... Anuradha, Pyaara Dushman (1980), Yeh Kaisa Insaf? (1980) .... Sudha, Bin Phere Hum Tere (1979) .... Shikha, Griha Pravesh (1979) .... Sapna, Jaan-E-Bahaar (1979) .... Kuku Rai, Jaani Dushman (1979) .... Bindiya, Raakhi Ki Saugandh (1979) .... Paro/Tina, Til Til Dalekha (1979), Dil Aur Deewaar (1978) .... Laxmi Rai, Tik...Tik...Tik.... as Miss India, Anpadh (1978) .... Geeta 'Anpadh', Devata (1978) ...... Lily, Madhu Malti (1978), Paradh(1977) Marathi Film (Nutan Sachin & Shiram Lagu), Bundal Baaz (1976) (uncredited) .... TV Newsreader, Raksha Bandhan (1976) .... Asha, Khushboo (1975) .... Kali, Geet Gaata Chal (1975) .... Radha, Kaagaz Ki Nao (1975), Vandana (1975), Haar Jeet (1972) (as Baby Sarika), Chhoti Bahu (1971) (uncredited) .... Gopi, Jawan Muhabat (1971) (as Baby Sarika) .... Rekha Sareen, Beti little Nanda, Devi (1970) (as Moppet Suraj) .... Deepak, Balak (1969) (as Baby Sarika) .... Deepak 'Deepu', Jyoti (1969), Satyakam (1969) (as Baby Sarika) .... Kabul S. Archarya, Aashirwad (1968) (as Baby Sarika) .... Neena, Hamraaz (1967/I) .... Sarika, Majhli Didi (1967) .... Uma -- Hemangini, Personal life: Sarika married Tamil actor Kamal Haasan. They have two daughters Shruti Haasan and Akshara Haasan. The couple separated in 2002. Shruti made her Bollywood debut with the movie Luck.

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